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What do you do when your child seems to always be sick? When they find themselves feeling congested all of the time? When they have a runny nose that never ends?
This is what my friend Hillary was dealing with every day. Her oldest daughter had ongoing nasal problems manifesting into sinus infection after sinus infection. It lasted for a very long time until finally, she found a doctor willing to hear her out.
Today, I wanted to write this post to tell you that no matter what, you need to trust your gut. Hillary had her daughter at more doctors than you can imagine, just trying to find a solution. She watched her daughter suffer from infection after infection and medication after medication. As a mother, this is the last thing that you want for your child.
So, as mothers do, she began to do her own research. She found a Doctor that was known to investigate the problem before trying to solve it. She found treatments at home that would prevent the infections from coming back.
Two surgeries later (to enlarge her daughter’s sinus passage), her daughter is now sinus-infection free. She continues ‘daily maintenance’ to help keep it this way.
Here are some tips that she had found to help her daughter with the congestion:
- Use a humidifier
- Breathe in the steam from hot showers.
- Drink clear liquids (water, broth, hot tea, etc..)
- Heat up a towel and place it on your face (not too hot).
- Sleep on an extra pillow (slightly propped up)
- Try a nasal cleanser
Of course, as with any cold or stuffy nose… if it lasts more than the normal 7-10 days or is accompanied by a fever or nosebleed, be sure to visit a doctor. They can always offer you great advice and help you get to the root of the problem. 🙂